We are seeing more low cost phones with 720p displays these days. The latest entry into the local market is Chinese handset maker Gionee. Gionee has just launched its Elife E3, a 4.7-inch Android (4.2 Jelly Bean) handset.
Like other similar offering it it powered by the 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor and 1 GB of RAM. It differs itself from the pack with 16 GB of internal storage. Storage is expandable via a MicroSD card. The Gionee Elife E3 is fairly compact. The phones dimensions are 137.5 x 68.4 x 7.9mm. It is not as compact as the Starmobile Knight, which measures 138 x 66.7 x 7.5 mm, but should feel better in hand than the 135 x 69.7 x 7.9mm Cosmos X which is a bit wider.
The one area of concern to most of us battery life. The Gionee Elife E3 has a 1800 mAh battery, just like the Cosmos X. Both of these are smaller than the2000 mAh battery on the Starmobile Knight. Like the Cosmos X, the battery is user replaceable.
All in all, it compares well with its competition in terms of specifications. When it comes to price tough, the Gionee Elife E3 seems price a bit to high. It has a suggested retail price of Php12,999. This is a lot higher than the Php11,299 retail price of the Starmobile Knight and the Php9,999 price of the Cosmos X.
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 4.7-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280)
- Dual SIM
- 16 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.2 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 processor
- PowerVR 5XT graphics
- 8 MP BSI primary camera, autofocus with flash
- 2 MP BSI front camera
- 1800 mAh battery (user replaceable)